Heavy periods in menopause

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Avatar n tn I know the pill regulates it but I didnt really want to go on the pill thats why i had my tubes tied, I am regular JUST HEAVY flowing, no real cramping ..Over night when i get up in the morning i have to run to the bathroom even with two pads on Im a flooding (SORRY to be so gross) Is there a natural herb or anything you gals know of would LOVE to hear there is relief out there!!!!
Avatar n tn Preceding this is a period of time called perimenopause where your hormones can fluctuate wildly and your periods can become infrequent, light or very heavy. I spent a good 7yrs in perimenopause and am now in my first year of menopause and I am 47yo. You are not in menopause until you have not had a period for two years.
Avatar f tn I got the depo shot back in January or February. Before that my hormones were all jacked up and my periods we heavy and lasted 4 months. I had enough and went in to get checked out. Of course there number one solution is to try birth control. The gyno told me depo should help my dysfunctional uterine bleeding... however it made matters worst and I bled for two months with abdominal pain and clots the size of golf balls, terrible mood swings and the like.
Avatar n tn I had the same symptoms about 4 years ago. I had heavy periods that would last about a week. I had an ultrasound and my doctor found a uterine polyp. I finally had it removed two months ago.. I had one period since my surgery and my period was lighter. I took one iron tablet daily through those four years and I'm still currently taking the iron supplement.
Avatar n tn The erratic nature of periods during perimenopause wouldn't concern me, but the heavy flow/clotting is not normal for me, so that would spur me to call my doctor. Did you check in with your doc?
Avatar f tn Since you are 47, it is not unusual to have heavy and irregular periods. That is common during perimenopause. Why is your doctor wanting to do a D&C? Is your lining thick? If so, did you have an endometrial biopsy? If you did and it showed hyperplasia, why not take pills again as they usually cure hyperplasia. And then you could go on a low dose birth control to keep your lining thinned out if your doctor will prescribe them. You did not post the lab ranges for your blood work.
Avatar n tn My husband had surgery to take care of making children 17 years ago. Am I in menopause or should I be checked to see if I am pregnant? I am also gaining weight in my stomach.
Avatar f tn Due to my history of blood clotting and always having heavy periods, I'm not able to take any hormone treatments is this part of entering menopause and is there an end to this someday as I'm always worried about being in front of people or at a meeting and having accidents even though I am heavily padded.
Avatar f tn Periods can still come and go and be very erratic as well as being either heavy or light.. The menopausal symptoms can go on for many years. Once periods cease completely and do not return within 2-3 years you will know that you have completed that stage of your life. Missing only 3 menstrual cycles is not a good indicator to be certain that you are menopausal. If you are sexually active, it may be a pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Hi I am 36 and i have been having trouble with heavy and prolonged periods for a few years now, I have been back and forth to the docs as i have other syptoms as well (weight gain, tearfullness etc) My doctor literally laughed in my face when i mentioned the menopause!! I eventually had a scan and was told that evertyhing looked fairly normal but i had the beginings of fibroids.
Avatar f tn C over medication? It is not unusual for women in their 40's to have irregular periods since ovulations become sporadic during the perimenopausal years. And your being overweight may be partly to blame too. Taking a low dose birth control pill during this time is usually very effective at regulating the cycle as well as any menopausal type symptoms you may be experiencing. If TSH lab ranges are similar to those here in the U.S., your result of 5.24 indicates hypothyroidism.
979826 tn?1389039958 ok i know this is a strange question coming from me, but how early can menopause come?
12205224 tn?1424030756 I am 53 years old. I have always had heavy periods, but lately my periods have lasted a long time, sometimes two weeks or more, and they become very heavy with lots of clotting. I have to wear two super plus tampons at a time and a pantiliner because they always leak. I hate it! What should I do? What can be done to make this more tolerable or stop altogether?
Avatar f tn But before you get alarmed, my second GUESS is that, at age 47, you are in perimenopause which is the begining stage leading to menopause. Irregular periods, unusual amounts of bleeding from mere drops to Niagra Falls levels, these are all pretty normal symptoms that your body is getting out of the baby business and does NOT mean something is "wrong" with you. A simple blood test by your OB/GYN can tell if you are, indeed, heading into menopause.
Avatar f tn It hits some worse than others. I had periods that came and went as they wanted! And I had periods that lasted 2 weeks with heavy bleeding too. So long as you have had an obs/gyn check-out and there is nothing physically wrong inside, then it's all caused by hormones. Get that check-out if you haven't already had one. (I had 3) All I can say is you have to ride it out till it's done. Things WILL settle down in time.
Avatar n tn I have had normal periods then in the last few 3 weeks its been like this and its driving me crazy? my mum says she had same problem at 43 and ended up going into hospital (which I dont want to do) but if I have to to sort it. Am at work at the moment and already I have gone through 2 pads, I feel so unclean. All my doctor says to make a diary of each day and how the flow is? I had my smear test result back last week and it was fine and also the swabs they took was fine...
Avatar f tn One thing that is worrying me is my periods. I have always had irregular periods, except when on the pill for 2 short intervals in my 20s. However I have often fallen into some kind of cycle, e.g. every 6 weeks (about), every 5 weeks etc. 7 weeks would be max but very rarely that long unless very severe stress (I have an anxiety disorder).
Avatar n tn I had very heavy periods, all the sudden they stopped to very light, I'm 47 should I be concerned
Avatar n tn it acuss hormonal imbalance which can cause irregular and heavy or scanty periods.How old are you? Menopause can occur in age 40-55 but premenopause is not the only cause of irregular and constant bleeding in periods.Other causes are there. Excessive amount or duration of menstrual flow, at more or less regular intervals is called menorrhagia.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am 45 almost 46. I have had normal (every 25 days) periods lasting 4-5 days for years now. Back in February of this year I missed a period and then they went back to normal again. I was getting my period every three weeks for a few months . Then on Nov, 21st I got it again. It started light and stayed light for three days which seemed odd to me, then it got heavy and then went away. Two days later I noticed brown discharge but not alot.
Avatar n tn im 47 and having heavy clotting and pap came back normal could it be menopause
Avatar n tn I'm 53 (my mother went into menopause at 55). I had approx 6 months of heavy periods with clotting - each incident lasted for 2 weeks - then 2 weeks later, it started again. Went to a new gyno - who prescribed both an ultrasound and an emdometrial biopsy - both showed no internal problems. She put me on Seasonale bcp which works on your hormones to give you a period every 4 months. Bleeding stopped in 2 days - worked great in that regard.
1966253 tn?1326755106 I still have heavy periods. I don't have hot flushes yet, or any changes in my body, I have been loosing weight (30 pounds). Other than I am very depress and sentimental. I cry all the time. I have mood swings. And I am mad for no reason. I been dealing with anxiety also. I get mad easily. Geeezzz what is going on ? Any ideas ?
Avatar n tn does no periods at all mean menopause at a early age without me knowing due to my body never going through what every other female has gone through. I do get alot of stomach pains where my stomach feels heavy sometimes and sometimes it feels tight. Does it mean my body is trying to tell me something due to the lack of periods that i never have. And can i still have children even though i never get my periods.
Avatar f tn Last August I stopped having my period, so my doctor ordered a blood test to find out if I'm in menopause. I had the blood test done in November of 2015, my FSH level was 51.4 and the doctor told me I'm in menopause. In January of 2016 just 2 months after having the blood test, I had a period that was very heavy. I then had another period in March that was normal. Now it has stopped again. My OBGYN is insisting I have an ultrasound and biopsy.
Avatar f tn I am a 36 year old female. I have always had heavy periods, lasting 7 days, every 28 days. This past couple of months my period stopped. last month I started my period which was light and was only 4 days. I know I am not pregnant. is it possible I am starting to go through menopause?
Avatar m tn Thank goodness I say it was terrible, Any ways my question is could this have brought on menopause,im 43 and use too have heavy periods and clots,where as the last two months I haven't had a period... I haven't felt unwell still feeling the same as I always feel..??
552580 tn?1296482293 I am new to all this. I am 43 and experienced some of the same things lately. Just got a new gyn. who would at least listen and try something. She put me on Progesterone but I haven't started it yet. Like I said, I'm really new to this. She scheduled a vaginal ultrasound just to have a look and did some blood work to check for onset of menopause. Blood tests not back yet but ultrasound showed overian fibroid, cysts on both overies, and thickened endometrium. I go next week for a consultation.